Joan Backes
Falling Leaves and Painted Branches (detail), 2015
Photography Courtesy of the Artist

Joan Backes: Falling Leaves and Painted Branches

August 7, 2015 – July 24, 2016
Windows on Fifth Gallery

Milwaukee-born artist Joan Backes is acutely aware of her natural surroundings. She applies her focused attention to detail and sensitivity to materials to the study of trees, both in part and in whole. This exhibition marries the natural color, shape, and pattern of leaves and branches with human interference as Backes arranges found leaves and branches into graceful and compelling vignettes for RAM’s Windows on Fifth Gallery.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Gallery Guide (PDF)

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Joan Backes: Falling Leaves and Painted Branches

August 7, 2015 – July 24, 2016
Windows on Fifth Gallery
Joan Backes
Falling Leaves and Painted Branches (detail), 2015
Photography Courtesy of the Artist

Milwaukee-born artist Joan Backes is acutely aware of her natural surroundings. She applies her focused attention to detail and sensitivity to materials to the study of trees, both in part and in whole. This exhibition marries the natural color, shape, and pattern of leaves and branches with human interference as Backes arranges found leaves and branches into graceful and compelling vignettes for RAM’s Windows on Fifth Gallery.

More About the Exhibition

Exhibition Gallery Guide (PDF)

Press Room

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Judith and David Flegel Fund
Institute of Museum and Library Services
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Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Windgate Foundation

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Ruffo Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors
Anonymous
David Charak
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A.C. Buhler Family
Andis Foundation
Baird
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Annette Hirsh Family
J. Jeffers & Co.
Dorothy MacVicar
RDK Foundation

Jan Serr and John Shannon
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Anonymous
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Butcher & Barrel/Amos Los Tacos
Educators Credit Union
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Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour
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Tom and Sharon Harty
Tony and Andrea Hauser
David and Judy Hecker
Bradley Lynch
Carlotta Miller
Larry and Barbara Newman
The Norbell Foundation
The Prairie School
Georgiana Treivush
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Deb and Will Walker

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